Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How to install Bino, 3D Video Player on Ubuntu 12.04 and

Bino is a stereoscopic or 3D video player available for all platforms including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Windows Operating Systems. For Windows users there are many commercial video players available including Cyberlink Power DVD 12. You can also use free NVIDIA 3D video player if your computer have a compatible NVIDIA Graphics Card with Nvidia 3D vision feature.

Commercial softwares are not available for Linux.
So, I think there is no reason not to using Linux just because you have difficulty in watching 3D movies. Linux is not limiting you to watch 3D movies. 

'Bino' (Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux) is free software, open source licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 3 or later with two special features:
- Support for stereoscopic or 3D videos, with a wide variety of input and output formats.
- Support for multi-display video, e.g. for powerwalls, Virtual Reality installations and other multi-projector setups.
Supported input formats (modern formats can be autodetected):
  • Monoscopic (2D) video
  • Left and right view in separate video streams and/or files
  • Left and right view side by side (optionally with half width)
  • Left and right view on top of each other (optionally with half height)
  • Left and right view in alternating rows
Supported output formats:
  • Anaglyph red-cyan glasses (this works with every display)
  • Bino uses the high-quality Dubois method to produce anaglyph images. This gives far better results than the usual full-color and half-color methods.
  • Left and right view side by side (used by some 3D displays)
  • Left and right view on top of each other (used by some 3D displays)
  • Left and right view in alternating rows or columns (used by some 3D displays)
  • OpenGL quad-buffered stereo (only available with some graphics cards)

And here is exactly how you install Bino under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

First of all open terminal and type  
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeppelinlg/bino (use copy and paste)
Then press ENTER to add the repository
Now you need to update your repository by running following command
sudo apt-get update
Finally you can install bino by running following command from the terminal
sudo apt-get install bino
And you are done. 

For windows you can simply click the following link to download the program.
Why pay for commercial software when there is opensource to do the same.

Here is the screenshot of bino 1.4. playing 'Transformers, Dark of the Moon 3D' on my computer with Ubuntu 12.04.
You do need (left)Red + Cyan(right) glasses to watch 3D movies on non-3d display. If you have a 3D display then you'll have the required glasses when you buy one.

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